This Newport, Rhode Island shop specializes in incredibly high-end pieces, all made locally. There are $4,000 hand-painted dresses, as well chenille tweed suits, and even a small selection of bridalwear (starting at $2,200). Almost everything is made-to-order, which means it's available in pretty much any size.
Designed and produced out of San Francisco, Curator is a labor of love for founders Deirdre and Stacy, who test drive and debate each item in their line before working closely with vendors to produce quality garments with minimal waste.
Along with producing super-cool, casual separates for both men and women (their ingenious Akan dress can be worn more than five ways), the company has been dedicated to promoting sustainable design practices for years.
According to their mission statement, this Chicago-based label strives to "merge design, comfort and sustainability seamlessly," and we'd like to add "super stylishly."
The company's tagline, "Smart, Ethical and Eco-Friendly Clothing & Accessories," really says it all. With a boutiques both Manhattan and Brooklyn, Kaight is truly a gem, offering a cool selection of eco-minded, emerging designers, including leather experts The Sway, Balance by Cri De Coeur shoes, and Wool and the Gang sweaters.
Pronounced “Vitt” and “Vessel”, this clothing company, originally founded in 1903 in Norway, has recently been relaunched by New York-based husband-and-wife team Cathrine Wessel and Stian Tolnaes. The brand focuses on using wool—which is natural, renewable and biodegradable—in all of their products, and strives for eco-friendly production processes.
The brainchild of former architecture student Carol Young, Undesigned features stylish and practical clothes for the "urban nomad," using a combination of durable performance fabrics, sustainable organic and recycled blends, as well as designer surplus fabrics.
This San Francisco-based company aims to promote health and balance inside and out, producing supplements and beauty products, as well as casual separates and dresses. Their exercise gear, in particular, is not to be missed. But what makes this store a true desitination is their commitment to making every aspect of their business more environmentally friendly.
One of the first companies to produce a mainstream line of organic, and ecologically-conscious clothing, Organic by John Patrick continues to make some of the best-looking sustainable designs out there.